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Got Frozen Chicken and a Crockpot??

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Got Frozen Chicken and a Crockpot??

Hello ladies. I have a few ridiculously easy crockpot recipes for you today. I can’t say enough how much I love my crockpot. There is nothing like coming home from a busy day to the delicious smells coming from your slow cooker. (or enjoying the smell all day long as you play with your kids and go about your housework!) I love taking a small amount of time in the morning to get dinner in the pot, and then not having to worry about it the rest of the day!

Italian Chicken

Ingredients: Frozen chicken breasts or tenders (enough to feed your family) You could also use dark meat for these recipes, but my family prefers the breasts.

Baby carrots

Quartered potatoes (any color will do)

1/2 – 3/4 bottle of Italian dressing

This recipe does not get any easier! Place your frozen chicken and vegetables into your crockpot, and top with the Italian dressing. (I’ve also used a Roasted Red Pepper dressing, and really loved it!)

Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Your chicken will fall apart, and your vegetables will be packed with flavor!

 

Chicken Tacos

Ingredients: Frozen chicken breasts

1 can of diced tomatoes with chiles

1 envelope of taco seasoning mix

Put your chicken in your crockpot. Mix together the tomatoes and seasoning and pour mixture on top of chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. With a fork, shred your cooked chicken. Fill your favorite tortillas with the chicken and a variety of taco toppings. This is SO easy, and a nice change from traditional taco meat. The chicken is super juicy and tender!

 

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Frozen Chicken breasts

A bottle of your favorite bbq sauce

1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar

2 T apple cider vinegar (not necessary, but gives a really nice tang!)

2 T mustard

Mix together the wet ingredients and brown sugar, and pour over the chicken. Cook on low for around 6 hours. This will not only make your house smell fabulous (we’re talking salivation-inducing good!), but will make the BEST shredded chicken for bbq sandwiches ever! Simply shred your chicken and spoon it up onto your favorite rolls.

Enjoy these three SUPER easy and no-stress meals that your whole family will enjoy! (And you just might enjoy your dinner as well, since you didn’t have to frantically prepare it! Happy crockpotting!

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  1. Melanie Kruse says:

    So awesome!!! Thank you so much! :)

  2. Thanks Bekki!
    I’ve been looking for good, frozen chicken, crockpot recipes. I had heard you could use frozen, but was having a hard time finding recipes.

  3. Hi, I am a new subscriber! I found you from…a sunday blog hop, don’t remember which one. Ur blog is cute and unique. I’m looking forward to checking out these crockpot recipes. With baseball season aproaching I will need them!

  4. We tried the Italian version tonight. It was a big hit with all the kids. They tend to be picky when it comes to potatoes, but they loved them in this recipe! Thanks!

    • I’m so glad you liked it! The crockpot is my life-saver!

    • I was looking for something quick and easy since tonight’s a busy night and lo and behold I found this frozen chicken recipe! I tend to wait until the last minute so I’m looking forward to seeing how it tastes tonight. And I didn’t have Italian dressing in my house but I found a quick and easy recipe to whip that up too!

  5. Bekki, I was searching for a recipe that uses frozen chicken and BBQ sauce and, happily, stumbled onto yours! I just mixed up those wet ingredients and sampled it … yes, the best BBQ sauce I’ve ever had! I used a bottle of K.C. Masterpiece Original, if anyone wants to know. It’s all cooking in the crock pot now, and hubby and I are anxiously awaiting when 6:30PM rolls around so we can feast on it! :) I am going to serve this with some brown rice and a seasoned veggie, instead of as a sandwich … I’m sure it will be just a tasty!! Thank you so much for sharing these recipes! Blessings to you!!

    • Wonderful! I know you will love it. We’ve had it just as regular bbq chicken as well, and it is every bit as tasty. I’m so glad you found my site. Thanks for the comment! (And I’m jealous of the way your house smells right now…) =)

  6. Recipes sound great! But I heard putting frozen chicken in crockpot makes the chicken unsafe because of the slow/low cooking temps; FDA recommends thawing frozen chicken first before placing in crockpot…your thoughts?

    • We’ve been doing it for years and never had a problem. Certainly if you are concerned, you could definitely make any of these with thawed chicken.

  7. I’m breaking in a new crock pot (cross your fingers), with your chicken taco recipe. I’m just a little worried that I don’t have enough liquid. It’s a 6.5 qt crock with about 2.5 lbs. of chicken and only the juice from one can of Rotel. Should I add more liquid? If so, should I add more taco seasoning?

    • If the chicken is frozen, I think you’re okay. If you are worried, I’d add salsa or just another 1/4 cup water, and yes, I’d bump up the taco seasoning just a bit. Hope it works for you!

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